Amy G. Fogelman, MD is Board Certified in Internal Medicine with 17 years of experience seeing patients at ambulatory practices in the Boston area. She went to med school at BU and stayed in Boston for her internal medicine residency at Beth Israel. She did a chief year in Primary Care at the VA Hospital in West Roxbury. She has been awarded prizes in clinical excellence and leadership at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
While consulting for personal injury and medical malpractice firms in the Boston area, Dr. Fogelman noticed a void in the consulting field, which her consulting firm, MED LAW, seeks to fill. MED LAW Consulting, LLC uses this Primary Care model, where Dr. Fogelman serves as the litigator’s own personal medical expert for the entire case as if the lawyer had an in-house physician on staff and now she teaches. In 2020, she began formally advising medical professionals on the ins-and-outs of medical expert witness work and even has a course.
We discuss common misconceptions among physicians about this type of work, how to get started, how to avoid screwing up your first few cases, the compensation and why one should avoid just doing defense work.